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Armored Cars Increasing Popular Among Super Rich

What is the latest accessory for the budding princeling, oligarch or cartel boss to be conspicuously driving in London using an inconspicuous exterior? The latest status symbol of the wealthy traversing London’s prestigious West End roads are armored vehicles disguised as your average, every day luxury vehicle. Transforming a common Range Rover, Bentley or Maserati into a vehicle designed to withstand a terrorist attack is becoming popular as well as profitable.

Armored cars: a growing trend among the super rich

While protecting a precious cargo is nothing new – everyone from presidents to dictators has done it throughout history – the trend is gaining acceptance among those who might not actually need protection, an Economist article noted.

The rising tide of a popular trend...